ChavenelleStudio

Chavenelle Studio Metalworks

Dubuque, Iowa · 502 Sales

ChavenelleStudio

Chavenelle Studio Metalworks

Dubuque, Iowa 502 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars
(113)

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Gail

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Announcement   THE PERFECT GIFT! Celebrate love with a Chavenelle!!
Great for traditional or same sex Weddings, Showers & Anniversaries!
And... Babies! ... or... Just for YOU!

Announcement

Last updated on Apr 26, 2017

THE PERFECT GIFT! Celebrate love with a Chavenelle!!
Great for traditional or same sex Weddings, Showers & Anniversaries!
And... Babies! ... or... Just for YOU!

Gail

Contact shop owner

Gail

EMBRACE - metal sculpture - GIFT
EMBRACE - metal sculpture - GIFT
$120.00
Stainless Steel Sculpture - VIOLINIST
Stainless Steel Sculpture - VIOLINIST
$37.50
EMBRACE II- metal sculpture - GIFT
EMBRACE II- metal sculpture - GIFT
$120.00
Stainless Steel Sculpture - LOVERS
Stainless Steel Sculpture - LOVERS
$120.00
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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(113)
JLUCKYJOE

JLUCKYJOE on Jan 26, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

THIS IS JUST BEAUTRIFUL. I CAN'T TELL YOU HOW PLEASED I AM AND CAN'T WAIT TO GIVE IT TO MY BEST FRIEND FOR ST PADDY'S DAY. THE ATTENTION TO DETAIL IN THE PACKING WAS WONDERFUL AND IT ARRIVED VERY .QUICKLY SHIRLEYTOMAENO SHIRLEY

baggysue

baggysue on Jan 6, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Cute, nice quality metal dog. Item packed well for shipping.

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Updates

New electric guitarist ... Choose this member for your group!

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The newest Chavenelle design! Holiday savings on this pair!
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About

Sculpture created for you!

THE PERFECT GIFT ..... WEDDING CAKE TOPPER ... SAME-SEX LOVE & MARRIAGE ( of course)

These brilliantly simple strips of metal have expressed our feelings when words fall short. For more than 15 years Gail Chavenelle’s sculptures have helped us celebrate, give thanks, mourn, laugh and sing.

Her sculptures are created from a single piece of metal, cut and bent into form. They range from 5 inches to 5 feet! in height, and come in both stainless and rust finishes (varies with pieces). Gail’s work, represented in shops and galleries nationwide, comes straight to you on ETSY!!!

LARGER DECOR/GARDEN SCULPTURE
I create each sculpture entirely by hand from a single piece of flat metal, folding and bending a shape drawn freehand without patterns. The finish ranges from stainless steel, rusted steel and a variety of colored powder-coated finishes ( baked on for us by a local paint shop ).

GIFT AND MINIATURE SCULPTURE
My most popular sculptures on Etsy are the Gift and Miniatures. They are fun, elegant and AFFORDABLE. To keep them affordable, since the shapes are often complex, I cannot cut them out by hand. So... I take advantage of LASER CUTTING
technology, to keep these 5"-15" sculpture the affordable choice.

MY CREATION PROCESS-MINIATURE/GIFT SERIES ...
1. I draw a design on a sheet of paper and take a photo.
2. I am techie enough ( Whew!) to use photoshop and illustrator to transfer this photo design into a DXF file which a laser control computer can use.
3. I email the newdesign.dxf file to a local metal fabrication company ( which owns the VERY VERY ( OH, SO) EXPENSIVE laser cutter. ( Obviously a solo studio artist like me cannot afford one )
4. My complex and small designs are laser cut with SMOOTH EDGES.
5. I pick up the FLAT cutouts and...
6. With my hand alone, I grind imperfections to a swirl finish ...
then....
7. I personally bend and create your 3D sculpture for you!
and...
A REAL SCULPTURE IS CREATED...
UNIQUELY FOR YOU
AT AN AFFORDABLE PRICE!

Which is your favorite?
Come back to my shop often to see the Newest Designs!

Shop members

  • Gail Chavenelle

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Creating Sheet Metal Sculpture

    Instead of a sheet of paper, she works with a sheet of metal - 22 gauge steel. As with paper sculpture, Gail creates three-dimensional images from a flat sheet by folding and bending.

  • Gail Chavenelle

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    Chavenelle Studio Metalworks is a solo studio artist shop.

Production partners

  • Laser Cutter

    IA, United States

    Tri State Quality Metals are my local friends who own a metal shop and ... the VERY VERY EXPENSIVE computer controlled laser cutter. Their laser cutter cuts out flats of my designs for me to finish and bend into sculpture ESPECIALLY FOR YOU!

Shop policies

Last updated on January 12, 2016
For nearly 20 years Gail Chavenelle’s sculptures have helped us celebrate, give thanks, mourn, laugh and sing. These brilliantly simple strips of metal have expressed our feelings when words fall short.

Her sculptures are created from a single piece of metal, cut and bent into form. They range from 5 inches to 5 feet! in height, and come in both stainless and rust finishes (varies with pieces). Gail’s work is represented in shops and galleries nationwide or she can be contacted directly here at Etsy.

Accepted payment methods

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  • Pay with American Express
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  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Payment
You are busy! We want to do it YOUR way! We offer varied payment options. Payment can be made securely, quickly and easily via PayPal or Direct Checkout!

Sales tax is charged for Iowa Residents ( sorry neighbors )
Cancellation for full refund must be made before shipment.

PayPal notes:
You do not need a PayPal Account to pay for your items through PayPal:

You can choose the PayPal Option during checkout. After you submit your order click the “Pay Now” button. Scroll Down and you will see the option to pay with a Credit or Debit Card WITHOUT having to sign up for a PayPal account.
Shipping
Artwork listed as "in stock" will ship within 1 week, shipping otherwise can take up to 1 month.

We want your sculpture to arrive safely, therefore large sculptures will be professionally packaged with insurance included in the shipping costs. Small pieces will be shipped via Priority Mail. Insurance, though not required, is available on request.

INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING
Since Gift size and miniature sculpture are light weight we mail
Priority Mail International & Small Flat Rate Box package types going to the following countries:

Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Croatia, Denmark, France, Germany, Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Israel, Netherlands, New Zealand, Spain, and Switzerland.

Please note: Date-specific delivery guarantees are not available for Priority Mail International postage purchased online.
FOR OTHER COUNTRIES NOT LISTED ABOVE:
We are happy to mail internationally BUT AT THE BUYER'S RISK. The Priority Mail tracks shipment only to port of exit from the United States. We have no way of tracking delivery at these shipping prices.
Refunds and Exchanges
We want you to be thrilled with your Chavenelle sculpture purchase! But... please contact us if you are not and we will do everything we can to make it better.
NO QUESTIONS ASKED! Just return the sculpture within 30 days in saleable condition for a full refund!

Please refer to International Shipping policy .
Additional policies and FAQs
Thank you for your interest in my work!

For more than 15 years Chavenelle Studio Metalworks has created one-piece sheet metal sculptures that collectors have used to mark significant moments in their lives: births, anniversaries, graduations, business openings, birthdays... Over the last several years, my sculptures have also been used in public art and corporate applications and as recognition gifts and awards. People have displayed them in all kinds of spaces from bookshelves, windowsills and walls to foyers, front porches, gardens and parks.

"Gail's pieces have helped us celebrate, give thanks, mourn, laugh, and sing.
These brilliantly simple strips of metal have expressed our feelings when words fell short. "
- Gallery Owner and Collector

LARGER SCULPTURE
I create each sculpture entirely by hand from a single piece of flat metal, folding and bending a shape drawn freehand without patterns. The finish ranges from stainless steel, rusted steel and a variety of colored powder-coated finishes.

GIFT AND MINIATURE SCULPTURE
My most popular sculptures on Etsy are the Gift and Miniatures. They are fun, elegant and affordable. To keep them affordable, since the shapes are often complex, I cannot cut them out by hand. So... I take advantage of laser cutting
technology, we have been able to keep these 10"-15" sculpture the affordable choice.

MY CREATION PROCESS..MINIATURE/GIFT SERIES
1. I draw a design on a sheet of paper and take a photo.
2. I am techie enough to use photoshop and illustrator to transfer this photo design into a DXF file which a laser control computer can use.
3. I email the newdesign.dxf file to a local metal fabrication company ( which owns the VERY VERY ( OH, SO) EXPENSIVE laser cutter. ( Obviously a solo studio artist like me cannot afford )
4. My complex and small designs are laser cut with SMOOTH EDGES.
5. I pick up the FLAT cutouts and...
6. With my hand alone, I grind imperfections to a swirl finish ...
then....
7. I personally bend and create your 3D sculpture for you!
and...
A REAL SCULPTURE IS CREATED...
UNIQUELY FOR YOU
AT AN AFFORDABLE PRICE!

Chavenelle Sculpture can be used indoors or out – a perfect choice for…
Gifts
Home & Office Décor
Garden & Landscape Design

Sections you will find among Metalworks collections include:
Family & Love
Horses & Pets
Music & the Arts
Garden & the Seasons
Nature Lovers
Sports


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Artist Statement
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Beginning with childhood paper dolls, chains, pop-out books, and greeting cards, I have been intrigued by paper sculpture. I loved the forms, but wanted the works to be more permanent.

My solution? Instead of a sheet of paper, I work with a sheet of metal – 20-gauge steel.

As in paper sculpture, I am interested in creating expanded and three-dimensional images from a flat sheet. I cut out one-piece shape then fold and bend it into its 3-D form.

I am also excited about exploring metal's kinetic movement, so pieces can bound, fly, or dance in the wind on the tensile strength properties of this material.

I work in a variety of sizes from public and corporate work that tends to be larger (up to 10 feet tall so far), to the new miniatures that barely reach 5 inches. But I am particularly interested in accessible, affordable art that is sized for offices, apartments, and gardens ­­– the ordinary sized spaces in which we live.

My mission continues - to create one-piece sheet metal sculpture for office, home and garden; each piece created for a specific order, entirely and lovingly by my hand.

I remain a committed craft artist. I love the curl as strips of metal become wild hair. I am awed as a turn of a metal head creates an intimate moment between lovers or parent and child. It is my joy to speak to you with my metal voice.


Many thanks for visiting my shop,
Gail